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    Red face GameMaker 8.1 for ubuntu?

    Hello,
    I have been trying to get GameMaker working on linux, but it does not seem to work.
    When I tried running it on wine, it said "Wine: Install the windows version of mono to run .Net executables"
    I installed Mono for windows. It says it is installed (using Mono --version).
    it still does not work.

    (note: I would paste what it said on the terminal, but for some reason i cant copy or paste to and from the terminal. any help for that?)

    Thanks, Ben
    (By the way, first post!)
    Last edited by Benja6678; December 13th, 2011 at 09:31 AM.

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    Re: GameMaker 8.1 for ubuntu?

    If it is a .net application then you should be able to run it without wine. Open a new terminal window and type:
    Code:
    mono <path to file>
    If you don't have mono installed then do
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install mono-runtime
    (I think that is the right package, not 100% sure, though)

    Don't be fooled into thinking that a .exe can only be run in wine, that is also the file extension for .net applications. I learned that the hard way.

    For copying/pasting in terminal the keyboard shortcuts have a shift in them. Copy = ctrl+shift+c Paste = ctrl+shift+v
    http://megaloler.site90.com/, not that you care.

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    Re: GameMaker 8.1 for ubuntu?

    I know this is an old thread but it is worth pointing out to anyone wanting to use Game Maker on Linux that there is a cross-platform alternative for handling Game Maker projects: lateralgm

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    Re: GameMaker 8.1 for ubuntu?

    and a multi-platform game studio here:
    http://www.sandboxgamemaker.com
    mac, linux, windozzzzzz

    ow, yea, its FREE too :

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    Re: GameMaker 8.1 for ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by SingingBush View Post
    I know this is an old thread but it is worth pointing out to anyone wanting to use Game Maker on Linux that there is a cross-platform alternative for handling Game Maker projects: lateralgm
    I know this is old but I have to thank you SingingBush, you saved my life! I've been using Game Maker for a week now and I was getting tired of seeing Windows.

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